Mary Wigman

This book considers dancer, teacher, and choreographer Mary Wigman, a leading innovator in Expressionist dance whose radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art. Les mer
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This book considers dancer, teacher, and choreographer Mary Wigman, a leading innovator in Expressionist dance whose radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art. Now reissued, this book combines:




a full account of Wigman's life and work
an analysis of her key ideas
detailed discussion of her aesthetic theories, including the use of space as an "invisible partner" and the transcendent nature of performance
a commentary on her key works, including Hexentanz and The Seven Dances of Life
an extensive collection of practical exercises designed to provide an understanding of Wigman's choreographic principles and her uniquely immersive approach to dance.





As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

MARY WIGMAN: A LIFE IN DANCE


Prologue: why Mary Wigman? Introduction


Childhood


The beginning of a life in dance Dalcroze and the garden city of Hellerau Return to ritual on the mountain of truth Dancing Dada


The crisis year


The gilded and tarnished twenties The First Dancers' Congress


The Second Dancers' Congress The Third Dancers' Congress Coming to the United States Der Weg (The Path)


Returning to the new Germany Dancing in Dresden, 1933-1942 Leaving Dresden


To Berlin









MARY WIGMAN'S WRITINGS ON THE DANCE: A PHILOSOPHY EMBODIED




Introduction


The Language of Dance Philosophical context Why a new dance?


Primitively modern


Spannung and Entspannung Space


Time, music, rhythm


The Mary Wigman Book


What did Wigman mean by ecstasy and form? Apollonian and Dionysian


Ideas on composition and the choreographic theme


Who has inherited the emotive dance lineage of Mary Wigman?










MARY WIGMAN AS CHOREOGRAPHER: CHOOSING THE FOCUS




Solo as signature: Hexentanz The mask as doorway Hexentanz: a description Group dance


The Seven Dances of Life (1921) Choric dance


Totenmal (1930) Final solo concert










PRACTICAL EXERCISES









Class at the Mary Wigman School Discovering the eloquent body


Wigman movement qualities in practice What makes the dance?


Space


Dance as language


Speaking beyond the individual body


Composition: improvisation and developing a theme


One final theme

Om forfatteren

Mary Anne Santos Newhall is Professor Emerita of Dance at the University of New Mexico, where she also served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts. She is also Research Director for the American Dance Legacy Initiative at Brown University.